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Recap: The New Batman Adventures E2 "Sins of the Father"
aka: The New Batman Adventures Sins Of The Father
A cop is chasing a young delinquent because he stole his donuts. He manages to lose him in an alleyway. Unfortunately, as soon as he goes home, he gets attack by two thugs. Although he escapes from them, their boss, Two-Face, gets him. They take him hostage in the docks where he interrogates him where his father, Shifty Drake, is. The boy doesn't reply on his terms, so Two-Face orders his men to frisk him, and he finds a paper with the boy's name: Timmy. Inside it is a key. When one of his men asks him what to do with Tim, Two-Face flips his coin and orders them to kill him.

However, Batman comes to rescue; while he fights, Tim escapes from being tied up by using wire cutters. Two-Face successfully hits Batman with a crane, and his men started shooting at the barrels. As soon as the dock is on fire, they left.

As soon as Tim discovers Batman is really Bruce Wayne, Batgirl grabs him from the shadows and drags him back to the Batcave. He tries to reassure her that he can keep this a secret, but Batgirl pulls up his shirt to show he has embezzled money and watch. Luckily, Batman doesn't care about it, and orders her to let him go.


  • Badass in Distress: Tim, for this episode as he manages to escape the capture once Batman comes.
  • Death Glare: Batman gives the new Robin this kind of look after the fight with Two-Face. It really did faze him.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: The episode opens with Tim stealing a policeman's donuts.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!:
    • Tim Drake:
      Batgirl: Your father left you all alone?
      Tim: Big deal. He's never around much anyway. I can take care of myself.
    • Another instance is when Batman and Batgirl are looking into Tim's father's file.
      Batgirl: Just like his son.
      Batman: Looking for sympathy?
      Batgirl: From you? Heaven forbid.
  • Easter Egg: A pretty grim one. Tim Drake gets smacked once with a crowbar. In the comics, Jason Todd (whose origin story was embroidered a bit for this Tim) suffered a bad beating from the Joker wielding a crowbar as a prelude to his death.
  • He's Back: Dick Grayson in the end.
    Dick: Hey, no-one can be a boy wonder forever.
  • I Believe That You Believe It: Not the exact words, but it's an example.
    Tim: My old man, he's gone for good. That's what a John Doe means, right?
    Batgirl: Well, we can't be absolutely—
    Batman: Yes.
  • Literary Allusion Title: (Exodus 20:5 or Deuteronomy 5:9)
  • Martial Arts Uniform: When the new Robin is training with Bruce and Barbara at the end of the episode.
  • Noodle Incident: Tim wonders about what happened to the original Robin. He will get his answer in "Old Wounds".
  • Oh Crap:
    • Alfred, two times. One, when Tim is in the Batboat; and second is when he went up the Wayne Manor.
    • Even Batman has it when he sees Tim dressed as Robin for the first time.
    Batman: Oh no.
  • Origins Episode
  • Right Behind Me: Batman and Batgirl talk about Tim's father without even realizing he's behind having heard all that.
  • Sins of Our Fathers
  • Welcome Episode: Considering this episode takes place before the third skit from "Holiday Knights", so yeah.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Two-Face shows it by ordering his men to kill Tim. Though he did flip a coin at whether or not to.

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alternative title(s): The New Batman Adventures Sins Of The Father
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